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SAIL reported a net profit of Rs. 804 crore.

Sail reported a net profit of Rs. 804Cr.

SAIL reported a net profit of Rs. 804 crore.

SAIL on Wednesday posted a 79% fall in its consolidated net profit to Rs 804.50 crore during the June quarter, dragged by higher expenses. It had clocked Rs 3,897.36 crore in the June period of the 2021-22 fiscal, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) said in a regulatory filing. The company’s total income rose to Rs 24,199.51 crore from Rs 20,754.75 crore in the year-ago quarter. The expenses increased to Rs 23,295.23 crore as against Rs 15,604.07 crore in June 2021.

EBITDA fell to Rs 2,606 crore compared to Rs 6,674 crore in June 2021. The revenue was at Rs 24,029 crore, up 16% year-on-year. The sales volume declined marginally to 3.15 million tonnes (MT) during Q1 of the current fiscal compared to 3.33 MT in June 2021.

Other parameters for the business:
The crude steel output was at 4.33 million tonnes, up from 3.77 MT in the same quarter of the preceding financial year. The sales were down to 3.15 MT as compared to 3.33 MT last year. The first quarter of FY23 saw challenges of higher input costs and serious market demand, both global and domestic, impacting the performance of the company. The high cost of production due to an increase in imported coking coal prices had an impact on the company’s bottom line. The decline in global demand and prices for steel had a direct bearing on the domestic market and price realization.

The first quarter of FY2 had higher input costs and subdued market demand, both global and domestic, impacting the performance of the company. The high cost of production due to high import prices of coking coal had an impact on the bottom line. The decline in global demand and prices for steel had a direct effect on the domestic market and price realisation. SAIL has infrastructure projects to gain momentum, which will boost the demand for their products. They are confident of improved performances in the second half of the current financial year with a significant reduction in the price of imported coal and an uptick in demand.

Valuations:
The EPS for SAIL is Rs. 22.2. The ROE and ROCE were at 25.1% and 24.3%, respectively. The EBITDA ratio is 2.52. While the P/B ratio is 0.62, The P/E ratio is at 3.58 times, whereas the 5 year P/E is at 4.49 times. The scrip closed at Rs.81.6, down by 3.49%.